Having an ice-cream flavor named in your honor is considered one of America's greatest accolades, alongside winning a Tony Award for Best Use of Laser Pointer in a Musical. Today's Groupon fills ice-cream chambers with famous flavors: for $139, you get a catered Cup and Cone Party for up to 25 people from Ben & Jerry’s (up to a $280 value). The party is available for sites within a 10-mile radius of Ben & Jerry's locations in Portland/Hawthorne, Happy Valley, or Bend. For the Happy Valley and Portland/Hawthorne locations, Ben & Jerry's will only deliver on the east side of Portland or east of the Willamette River.
Assemble a band of spoon-armed eaters to plumb the delectable layers of Ben & Jerry's creamy comestibles at a location of your choice. Throw a catered Cup and Cone Party to serenade neighbors with a symphonic selection of three of Ben & Jerry's famous original flavors, such as Cherry Garcia, Late Night Snack, Triple Caramel Chunk, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Therapy, Milk & Cookies, chocolate-chip cookie dough, and the visually striking holographic ice cream. Fat-free and dairy-free flavors at most locations cool the overheated tongue buds of those opting for lighter treats or still suffering from cream-based night terrors. This party package can also be upgraded to serve more people ($5.50/serving for up to 75 extra servings; $5/serving for 76–225 extra servings).
Each guest receives one 4-ounce scoop nestled in the crunchy confines of a cone or the inedible edifice of a cup, and each serving can be adorned with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, or sweet morsels of air. The entire subzero ensemble is served up by an amiable Ben & Jerry's ice-cream technician who lingers until all the treats have been duly ingested, all collateral dirty napkins have been cleared from the area, and all brain freezes are healed with a single wave of the employee's enormous scooping forearm.
Ben & Jerry’s
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.